168 posts • joined 3 Jan 2012
Blind man declares "there's nothing out there!"
>The evidence though is that not even the faintest sign of anything even remotely resembling life has been found outside of our planet.
We don't have the technology to be even remotely conclusive about "what's (not) out there". But the fact we're here and there are countless other star systems out there leaves many to believe we're not the only ones.
Re: "NSA back-door paranoids"
The "don't be a conspiracy theorist" brainwashing is very strong. Those of limited intellect/gumption will find it difficult to shake off, no matter how much reality is waved in their faces. Humans are a rather pitiful sort, by & large.
Not many hacks from the US then
The yanks don't need to hack your network from the outside. They have a device on your motherboard.
Ruling something unconstitutional would surely prohibit that activity forever. *cough*
This is the man to watch for the fanfiction
Re: Thinking about thinking
It's actually frightening to imagine primitives like ourselves getting hold of the kind of power you describe. I'd like to think that if things became that extreme, we'd be swiftly put out of our misery by a benevolent advanced species. One can only hope.
Re: Nothing that innovative coming, then
> In other words, it's going to some "thing" that's already on the market, but sprinkled with some fairy dust to make it better. Whoopy do
Unless it's an ultra-realistic fanny. That might do quite well.
Re: Backfiring Logic
Correct. Conspiracy is impossible. Humans never conspire, and anyone who proposes otherwise is insane. I mean look at this guy!!! HAHHAHAHhahahahAHAHAHAHhhHahahahahAHAHahahdaeiewjf'arwef'ermgaergaknre'kag
Clearly all this demonstrates that we should never ask questions about anything, ever.
...sounds monumentally stupid
A bit like saying "when one ARE". Don't fuck up grammar when trying to insult others' intelligence.
Nice try Sinofsky. Actually, shit try. You sound exactly like a grubby, butthurt astroturfer.
South American presidents have a far better record of resisting US pressure than our sorry little child-leader.
What a fucking surprise
So apparently people don't want to pay to watch crass propaganda. Perhaps they should have wheeled out Kathryn Bigelow again...
Calling "tinfoil hat" or "conspiracy nut"
What an intelligent and noble position that was.
Looking back on these times with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, our grandkids aren't going to be too forgiving of protestations that "it was different then" and "you don't know what it was like". The fact is: if you have *ever* called anyone a "tinfoil hat wearer" or a "wacky conspiracy theorist", you are a craven imbecile.
Yes, I did it too once. And I'm going to do what we all are going to do. Lie.
Microsoft will give the NSA access to any and all data it requires. This is yet another of their typically harebrained publicity stunts.
"Don't go overboard" with criticism of republicans? Oh I think we need to go a hell of a lot *more* overboard. This story yet again shows republicans peacocking around the senate, proudly wearing sandwich boards that advertise their gross corruption. Oh, I'm sure that each of the house representatives has endured a torrent of calls and letters from their constituents, begging for an end to net neutrality. That these senators have the lack of respect for their country to openly trumpet their status as corporate shills is absolutely disgusting. These wretches deserve to be dragged out of the senate by their hair and shot in the street. Here's hoping the people of the US show some balls for a change, and do just that.
They've been planning on eliminating jailbreaking since jailbreaking. No joy yet, and I doubt they'll ever truly get rid of it.
I expect they're rather more 'upset' at being *locked in a fucking cage*. How about dealing with that little issue first.
Exactly. Paypal have a habit of "freezing" large value accounts, then making excuses and hoops to jump through, with the intention of thieving the money. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned it yet, since it's common knowledge: NEVER USE PAYPAL - especially to store large amounts of money. They *will* attempt to steal it.
Re: "tinfoil hat"
Hah people still try the "tinfoil hat" slur, with everything going on these days. Pathetic.
Pff. Give it another couple of years and there'll be nobody but astroturfers left on boards like these. We're all fucking SICK of the stink of you.
At the time it was thought to be sabotage.
And when the second and third cable cutting episodes occurred in quick succession, they were coincidence. Didn't want to be a filthy "tinfoil hat wearer" did we? How hollow and ridiculous that slur sounds now. We deserve what is coming. Stupidity of this magnitude shouldn't exist.
How is this not criminal?
There's no way on earth a company in Europe would get away with something like this. I've been trying out Linux Mint recently, and it's bloody good! Can even get games like DOTA 2 on Steam - and you get much higher framerates for your hardware.
So Microsoft are determined to run themselves into the ground. GOOD.
I actually like the "weather balloon" explanation
Given the history of that extremely flaky explanation, it says clearly to those interested "alien/military shit", while allowing those disturbed by such things to stay with "weather balloon".
After all, it can't escape the attention of any thinking person that a military exclusion zone is not required to recover a poxy weather balloon.
Re: Die Julian...
The fact that this comment was published at all is yet another disgraceful indictment against the Register. The torrent of childish, crude US propaganda battering the pages of this once-great site is beginning to make me shit blood. Fuck this site.
Bullshit Damage Limitation
I see the fuckwitted damage limitation stories have started to run in the usual propaganda outlets, ably surrounded by the usual infantile shills crying "tinfoil hat!!" as an attempt to dismiss fact.
Paypal are simply good old-fashioned criminals
Barclays won't even process payments to them. I tried and my card was locked a a result. "Not a trusted organisation" I was given.
Look, if you don't know by now, ALWAYS IMMEDIATELY WITHDRAW YOUR ACCUMULATED FUNDS from Paypal if you have to use them. If you don't *have* to use them - DON'T. It's the wild west on the interwebs, and this is a pikey scam of a firm.
This is fucking good actually
I love my meat, and there's no way I'm giving it up, so it'll be a big fucking weight off my mind if the nerds perfect this process and start churning out unconscious meaty products. Like a lot of people reaching middle age, the extremely faint yet undeniably possible threat of post-mortem judgement has, in the past, made me think of going veggie. I simply doubt that any super-intelligent deity would suck on my crass protestations that 'they're just animals', or that 'they like being farmed, it's been thousands of years etc etc'. So instead I've just had to come to terms with the fact that farming meat is evil, I'm gonna eat it regardless, so I'm evil. With this little advancement I can die easy.
Taking the piss again
Apple will have to start reining in this type of arrogant shit. Joe Public is not as enamoured as they once were in the iphone heyday, and people who follow the tech news tend to really dislike them. They've had their wild youth, now it's time to grow up a bit before a significant backlash kicks off.
Re: What tha'...?
I suppose he needs to perform the occasional token pushback, or it'd be all too obvious he's a puppet
I'm not seeing what AT&T is up to by demanding investment incentives from the public sector. Google are presumably making no such demands, and I am 100% certain that nobody gives a flaming shit whether or not AT&T enter the market.
It just seems that these shitty companies have a pathological need to lay a fresh turd into the centre of any new deal - even when it's apparently directly to the detriment of the business plan.
Osama ran for 7 years before they got him
7 years indeed. Then conveniently shot in the face, and even more conveniently 'buried at sea' the next morning. Sorry, we're just not that stupid.
Re: Always on gaming, are these guys allowing for ANY BREAK IN THE CONNECTION?
I'm not sure we need to provide a detailed defence. The reality is that always-on is a highly offensive anti-consumer cash-grab, which nobody with an ounce of sense will accept. The only threat is the potential size of the 'pleb market' that have no knowledge/concern about these issues and will give these shitty companies money regardless. Unfortunately, I believe that market to be extremely large. So do the decision makers at MS, EA etc, clearly.
Re: connection comes with a 99 per cent contract guarantee
That's a joke??
Re: Anotherone looking for a new ISP
Virgin are fine as long as you can live with the 75% speed reduction as soon as you start actually using the line. The high speeds are just marketing bullshit that only holds if you're a light user and live alone.
US & China - similar much?
For all the bullshit and the quite unique styles, the US and China have become very similar in recent times. Media orchestration, money > people, absurd delusions of grandeur, massive corruption, and of course, ludicrous amounts of surveillance and propaganda targeting their own citizens. The Chinese have even begun exploring space. They'll be telling us they're a "land of the free" next, as they monitor every communication, run jails as a private industry, and hound journalists that dare speak against the regime. If these two former polar opposites can find so much common ground, perhaps the "one world government" Bush snr was so obsessed with might actually be possible.
I don't give a shit anymore...
...and I don't think many other people do either. This kind of stenching corruption will only continue to distance the people from their governments. Does the US government think it can drop all pretence that it's anything other than a 'serf control agency' to keep the cattle penned in? I think we might be airing out the guillotine soon, unless the 1% think they can stop hundreds of millions of very angry people with the force of their primate superiority alone.
slow video has nothing to do with latency
It has more to do with ISPs like VM using Akamai caching on Youtube videos to reduce their requirement for investment in network capacity at the expense of user experience.
Re: Pay for my own device, and have them lock it down?? - Quite agree
They try to 'confiscate' my stuff, I'll 'confiscate' their teeth.
This is about circumventing the uptake problem. If Windows 8 had been a success, Microsoft would have taken a successful step toward the walled garden 30%-of-all-apps profit utopia. They're looking at using Windows versions as a loss-leader so they can wrestle total control over the platform of the day and reap the ultra-profitable, user-screwing benefits. They ain't so smart.
re: Wrong Bush
You actually think it makes a difference?
Re: why haven't they found us and made contact yet?
why haven't they found us and made contact yet?
What would they need to do to "make contact"? For instance, what if missiles were launched against them whenever they were detected in the atmosphere? What if they could cruise over Washington on two consecutive Saturday nights in full view of everybody and still be ignored because humans are fucking idiots?
Basically, even if they landed on the White House lawn and forced TV channels to cover it globally, there'd suddenly be an explosion or power cut, then endless news stories about a 'terrorist attack'. Those that acknowledged the blatant alien landing would be ridiculed as heretics. End of story and back to vacuous rumination over "are we alone?".
Where's that fucking comet - it's been 65 million years already...
I know these Fed guys are super rich & powerful, but using the ISS as a webserver? That's just taking the piss.
Re: Shamsung stores
I was about to slap you for being a shill, but that article shows some pretty blatant shammery. Shamsung indeed.
Re: Windoze fanbois
The number of fanbois a company has is directly proportional to their astroturfing spend. And my god, there's clearly been some spend today.
Re: I'm not sure why El Reg is on a vendetta against Kim Dotcom
....or any article by Andrew Orlowski. Laugh out loud stuff.
Re: I'm not sure why El Reg is on a vendetta against Kim Dotcom
El Reg is a propaganda outlet, unfortunately. Search for any story on Julian Assange, for instance, and soak up the idiotic US-style hyperbole.
Re: I am in some ways ashamed to be part of this so called intelligent race..
Sadly it seems that intelligence is not the problem. We allow ourselves to be ruled by crooks because we're cowards. Say anything out of place and you're some kind of -ist. (shudder)
Better to tow the line, keep your head down and allow ANY twisted shit to go on unchallenged. This is the true face of humanity.
Re: Dotcom is an utter cock
You yanks really need some more skilled propaganda people. This is the same weak garbage you wheeled out against Assange. I guess we can expect some random sex offence allegation to materalise against Dotcom soon too. Pathetic.
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